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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER, May 9, 2009.

  1. UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER

    UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER New Egg

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    What age rooster should I get for my flock ? I have 6 redsex links that are about 10 weeks old. Does it matter on the age of the rooster ?


    Thanks Upstate [​IMG]
     
  2. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least one year old to three yrs or so. Are your chickens free range? If so try to find a young rooster from a free range flock. It will have experience if watching after the hens. One rooster will do for your flock.
     
  3. UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER

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    Quote:Thanks for the reply [​IMG] .... The rooster that im going to get is a 1yr old Buff Brahma . So it sounds like I should be good to go [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Actually, a 1 yr old roo may not work well with only 10 week old pullets. I would try to get one closer to their age. Or wait until they are mature and laying and then add an adult roo.
     
  5. UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] .. should I get a younger roo now or should I wait till they start laying to get one . Also when should I start letting them free range . They have a big run now but they wont stay in it forever.
     

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